DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A new era in Virginia racing will take the green flag on Saturday, April 9 – and it will do so under the NASCAR banner.
NASCAR and Dominion Raceway and Entertainment announced today the .4-mile asphalt track will be part of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series beginning with its inaugural season in 2016. The brand new facility is located in Spotsylvania Country, Virginia, just 10 minutes south of Fredericksburg and 30 minutes north of Richmond.
“We can’t begin to describe how excited we are about the affiliation with NASCAR as we get ready to go racing at Dominion Raceway,” said track owner Steve Britt. “When we set out to build this facility, our goal was to put together a state-of-the-art short track for competitors and fans alike. To be part of the NASCAR program is a tremendous opportunity to raise the track’s profile even greater.”
In addition to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Dominion will host the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East on Monday, May 30 as the highlight to its first ComServe Memorial Day Classic.
“We are pleased to welcome Dominion Raceway to NASCAR,” said Kevin Nevalainen, NASCAR director of weekly racing operations. “We’ve known Steve for a number of years and the level of excellence he and his team bring to short-track racing. They have built a remarkable complex here and we look forward to their first season of NASCAR racing.”